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Foreign Nationals: Prisoners

Home Department written question – answered on 7th July 2011.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department

(1) pursuant to the answer of 16 June 2011, Official Report, columns 919-22W, on foreign nationals: prisoners, how many foreign national prisoners immediately returned to their country of origin after being released from custody after serving sentences for (a) rape, (b) other sexual offences and (c) violence against the person in the latest period for which figures are available;

(2) how many foreign national offenders released from custody after serving sentences for (a) rape, (b) other sexual offences and (c) violence against the person offences (i) remain resident in the UK and (ii) have unknown residential status.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

In order to answer these questions the UK Border Agency would need to cross reference individual records with the National Offender Management Service. This would incur a disproportionate cost.

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